The weekend after Bass Week typically has a dearth of sailors, so on Saturday the Lakeland triathlon was operated from the club with approx 350 competitors split over short and long courses. Grey, overcast weather was accompanied by winds that whipped up a few waves for the swimming part of the competition, and making the cycling and running more challenging into various head winds.
Congratulations to all those that completed the courses between two and five hours!
Sunday started with uninviting mizzle over the lake, but there was a small contingent ready and raring to get on the water, apart form the race management team that opted to start proceedings from the shore. Sailing sec Joe led the fleet across the finishing line, winning on handicap and cementing his lead in the series.
The afternoon race was the Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Trophy pennant, typically raced around the lake, the course kept the fleet in the bay. Some close racing by the GPs concluded with AJ/Sue nipping in ahead of Nigel/Glenys, and winning on handicap
The race counts towards Sandra’s Salver for female crews which Kayla currently leads despite not sailing today